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Where can you purchase heat pumps?

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Heat pumps can be purchased at home improvement stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot as well as direct distributors such as Sears, Lennox, Maytag and Trane. Customers can order heat pumps online, but the energy-efficient system is typically installed by a professional HVAC contractor.

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A variety of manufacturers produce and sell heat pumps, such as Kenmore, General Electric, Coleman, Emerson and Bryant.

The Home Depot offers customers three different brands of heat pump: GREE, DuctlessAire and Winchester. Each product comes with a detailed description and many have customer reviews. The company offers a number of shipping options, but customers can ship to their local store for free. The heat pumps can be sorted by price, rating and popularity. Additionally, the company offers installation services and repair.

Lowe's sells the Kelvinator brand of heat pump. The heat pumps are both for commercial and residential use. Customers can sort heat pumps by price, popularity and customer ratings. Each heat pump on sale has a detailed product description. The company offers free shipping on qualifying orders of $49 or more. Financing options are available, and Lowe's offers customers installation services.

On Amazon, customers can purchase a wide range of heat pumps from vendors who sell through the website, including Rheem, Goodman, Samsung, Honeywell and Amana. Each heat pump listing has a full product description and customer reviews. These listings can be sorted by relevance, popularity and average customer price. The heat pump listings can be further refined by manufacturer, price range and energy usage.

The energy-efficient system serves as an air conditioner and furnace to both heat and cool homes and businesses in all seasons. Heat pumps extract heat from the ground through secure piping that is buried underground and transfers air into the interior area. Heat pumps are generally more expensive than traditional central air conditioning units, but the long-term savings through the use of renewable energy may save consumers money.

Purchasing a heat pump that heats and cools your home efficiently may require research to determine the correct size, cost and a unit that maximizes efficiency based on use and temperatures within the geographical area. If the unit is too small, the efficiency may decrease, and the unit may not heat or cool enough to keep occupants comfortable. Many consumers hire an HVAC contractor to calculate the building's heat load, evaluate the home's insulation and natural shade to determine the best model, brand and size.

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